Rocaille


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Rocaille

A small ornament combining forms based on water-worn rocks, plants and shells, characteristic of the 18th-century Rococo period, especially during the reign of Louis XV.

rocaille

An ornament, usually asymmetrical, consisting of rock, plant, and shell forms in combination with artificial forms; widely used during the 18th century when Rococo was popular.
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Its large, detachable collar is embroidered in a leaf motif comprising silver bugle beads and crystal rocaille beads.
Autour, se dressent les grises collines de rocaille au sous-sol riche en minerai, comme celle sous laquelle sont prisonniers depuis 37 jours les 33 mineurs de San Jose, par 700 metres de fond.
The natural waist featured bugle beads, pearls, sequins, and rocaille, an embellishment that flowed continuously onto both the A-line skirt and chapel-length train.
Todas as cenas sao inscritas no centro de uma cartela cujas bordas sao definidas pelo famoso elemento decorativo de origem francesa, a rocaille.
Hertel's essay on Wincklemann's dilemma--his search for allegory in Greek art and his broader quest for the Greek spirit in the face of the playful allegories rocaille of his own age--not only reiterates the challenges of reading and writing about allegory, but also makes for an interesting episode in the history of the study of art history.
Carmen Romero Rubio trae a la memoria esas ladies [sic] que los pintores del high life presentan admirablemente en sus libros of beauties, haciendo crujir la seda de sus trajes, sentadas con indolencia desdenosa en sillones de pies dorados, cerca de una consola rocaille o de una columna que rodea una cortina de purpura.
Las traducciones francesas (39) del Vignola, en todos los sentidos, fueron aun mas lejos, con amplios comentarios e ilustraciones hasta mediados del siglo XVIII, llegando a convertirse so pretexto de la Regola en un autentico muestrario de elementos estructurales (enmarques de ventanas y chimeneas fundamentalmente) y decoracion a base de rocaille, que es lo mas alejado de Vignola que darse pueda.
The most popular style of the early to mid-1700s was the sensuous, ornate rocaille or rococo made fashionable during the Regency and afterwards by King Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour and the painters Boucher and Watteau, also known as le gout moderne (or pejoratively, le petit gout).
The hyperreal beauty of the location ("broad lawns where peacocks strolled, the miniature rocaille island in the laghetto" [House 34]) seems of lift Marulanda out of history and project a fantastic utopian reality.
Projects include a five-row floating bead necklace; pearl and crystal drop earrings; a choker with silver spacers; a mother of pearl and pleated ribbon choker: a bugle bead bracelet with crystal drops; a rocaille round bracelet, and many more gorgeous items.
It's not because they stock the newest lines, but rather the oldest like Je Reviens, Bal a Versailles, Shocking de Schiaperelli, and Fleur de Rocaille.
This arrangement brings to mind not only rococo metrical structure, but also that of rococo ornamentation: there are mirror images, but rather than a perfect symmetry which is sustained from beginning to end as one would expect in a classical garden, (20) the possibility of a strictly classical structure in Psyche dissolves through metonymy into arabesques and organic rocaille (Brady, Rococo Style 55).